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McCall MacBain Scholarships

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Are you ready to challenge yourself, learn from others, and make a positive impact in other people’s lives?

Up to 20 full scholarships and 60 entrance awards ($5,000 or $10,000 each) will be offered to Summer / Fall 2022 applicants to master’s or professional studies at McGill.

Applications closed on September 22, 2021. Sign up for an email reminder for Summer / Fall 2023 admission.

We’re looking for:

Do you value excellence, hard work, service, and lifelong learning? Do you strive to act with integrity, honesty, and empathy? Do you have the tenacity to pursue long-term goals? Are you willing to take meaningful risks?

Do you value working for and with others to address challenges facing a community? Do you pursue a breadth and depth of interests, through your activities outside the classroom?

Do you believe in working with and leading others towards a common goal? Are you ready to take on tough leadership roles to advance meaningful change? Are you driven to help others and to develop the potential of those you lead?

Are you able to identify unmet needs and motivate others in developing creative solutions to address those needs? Do you believe in forging new paths and not being held back by fear of failure?

Do you have a deep interest in and curiosity about people, ideas, and the world around you? Are you interested in working with people who have different perspectives? Is there a good fit between your proposed graduate program, your qualifications, and your future plans?

Eligibility criteria

The criteria for 2021/22 were:


You have Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status in Canada


You have a bachelor’s degree, or are on track to graduate before August 2022

Interest in Graduate School

You’re interested in applying for admission to an eligible full-time master’s or professional program at McGill University

How to apply

Two applications are required:

  1. The McCall MacBain Scholarship application deadline is one year before you intend to enrol in a eligible full-time master’s or professional program.
  2. You must also apply directly to McGill for at least one eligible program. You’ll need to apply by the program deadline or by mid-December at the latest if you are selected for McCall MacBain final interviews.

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